Industry Updates

All the latest news, advice and industry updates from the cruise lines and travel operators during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Princess Cruises advances transition of two ships to P&O Cruises Australia

Princess Cruises has officially announced the transfer of Golden Princess to P&O Cruises Australia. The cruise line has also accelerated the transition of another ship, Star Princess, to the Australian company. Premium cruise line, Princess...
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Viking.TV Launches Wine Wednesdays

With the launch of the new Wine Wednesday, check out the latest virtual offerings on the weekly schedule from Viking.TV. Since news of sailing restrictions and lockdowns, Viking has been one of the leading cruise...
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Life after lockdown: Onboard the MSC Grandiosa

Now that sailings have resumed, take a peek inside the ship to see what life is like onboard the MSC Grandiosa after lockdown.  Since MSC Grandiosa resumed sailing on the 16th August there has been...
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Carnival Cruise Line announces further cancellations and sailing suspensions

The Carnival cruise line has announced it will be extending its sailing suspension and cruise cancellations until the end of September 2020. Carnival has made the decision to bring about more cancellations and increase its...
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Cruise lines offer uplifting virtual experiences during coronavirus pandemic

From Viking.TV to Royal Caribbean's Virtual of the Seas, discover the cruise lines offering virtual experiences to keep spirits up during the coronavirus pandemic. While we may be confined to our houses for the time...
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Cruise With Confidence: the latest cancellation policy updates

Aerial view of the Caribbean Sea © iStock For anyone unsure about booking a cruise holiday in the current climate the cruise industry is taking measures to ensure consumers feel as confident as possible with...

Viking extends suspension of all cruises until July 2020

Viking was the first cruise line to temporarily suspend operations of our river and ocean cruises. However, As the situation regarding COVID-19 has worsened and the global impact of the pandemic has become clearer,...
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Royal Caribbean suspends sailings until May

Royal Caribbean Cruises, which operates Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea, has suspended all sailings until 12 May in response to the continuing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis worldwide. In a statement the company said: "At Royal Caribbean...
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Carnival makes ships available as hospitals

Carnival Cruise Line has announced that it has made select ships in its fleet available as temporary hospitals to treat non-Coronavirus patients. In a special update, the cruise line stated: "During a time of uncertainty we,...
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P&O Cruises and Cunard suspend operations until April

Southampton: As a result of the continued impact of COVID-19, and following the recommendation by the Cruise Lines International Association for cruise lines to voluntarily and temporarily suspend operations for 30 days, P&O Cruises...

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